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Monday, December 31, 2007

Steuben County NY Updates

New additions:

Steuben County Revolutionary Pensioners who filed after the "Alarm Act" of 1820

William Read Revolutionary Pension File

Peter Tyler Revolutionary Pension File

Abraham VanGorder Revolutionary Pension File

Benjamin Waterous Revolutionary Pension File

William Woodworth Revolutionary Pension File

Jonas Youmans Revolutionary Pension File

20 New obituaries

This is a new site within the last few weeks, so if anyone has time to browse, please take a look and let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Jennifer Morse
Steuben County, NY

Fayette County OH Updates

I have added bunches of Military Records for Fayette County, Ohio
They can be accessed at the Ohio Military page at
These include several colored regiments
Sharon Wick
Ohio State Coord.


I have wanted to weave since my father made this loom for me when I was a child.

It is crude. It is evidence that my father's good intentions far exceeded his woodworking ability.

This little loom is about 8.5" x 11" and I have actually woven little bits of cloth on it.

I have lived in half a dozen different states and have somehow managed to hang onto this little loom.

A number of years ago I bought a gorgeous Schacht Tapestry Loom. It sat in a corner of the basement, still in its original packaging, until a few months ago.

I finally got it out and realized that without a floor stand it really wasn't possible for me to use it. I didn't have enough table space anyplace. Plus, it is so big it has a tendency to fall over. Just when I would start to warp it, it would tip over and I would once again find myself in a tangle of threads.

So my Festivus present to myself was the floor stand which actually cost more than the loom did, even tho I found it relatively cheap at the Dick Blick Art Materials factory outlet in Galesburg.

The loom looks so beautiful on the trestle stand. And it is so large. It dwarfs the fireplace.

I'll need to move it. I haven't even warped it yet and the cat-of-many-names is already fascinated by it! Her name is actually Huitaca but she also goes by Little Cat, Treasure, Precious, Gift, Fluff-Butt and Baby Cat, being the youngest of our four felines.

I guess now that the world knows I have it put together I feel obligated to learn how to actually weave something.

2008 New Year's Resolutions

Note to self: try to keep at least one!

  • To work on becoming a Certified Laughter Leader
  • To learn to weave
  • To reduce the amount of STUFF that I have

I Can Do This

Jeff has been urging me to write Moodle curriculum for... well, a really long time. I do a lot of things for a living but my degree is actually in Instructional Systems Technology so Moodle really does make sense for me.

I decided to call my Moodle "I Can Do This." The first "course" is online. Its a free "Computer Basics" course. This course came out of computer workshops I teach. I am always kinda stunned at how some really experienced computer users don't know some of the most basic techniques.

I am developing a training module for genealogy software and started it off with this lesson. Then I realized I would probably use this as the first lesson for EVERYTHING I want to teach. It seemed natural to give it away for free. After all, everyone likes "free."

I really need to get back to cleaning up my own website. It looks like crap and part of it doesn't even load.

I need to clone myself.